Incendiary, political, and bigoted social media posts by Bachelorette suitor Lee Garrett surfaced today, though he has now locked his account.
Archives for May 2017
A review of MTV’s new Fear Factor, a revival of the NBC competition. The new version gives younger people a chance to face their fears in familiar ways.
Why do producers of reality shows obscure product labels and names, either with digital blurs or tape or some other process? There are several reasons.
CBS is changing its leadership, and its entertainment president, Glenn Geller, a vocal fan of reality TV including Survivor and Big Brother, is leaving.
There are some new ad formats showing up on reality blurred. This explains why—and gets into the details of something we don’t like to talk about: money.
In this week’s reality TV preview: the start of big summer reality TV with the return of America’s Got Talent and four other shows, plus a lot more.
A roundup of recent reality TV news, including longer pieces about Jeff Varner’s outing of Zeke, NBC’s reality TV, and the industry’s power players.
A report says that ABC’s reboot of American Idol is in trouble for several different reasons, starting with the fact that its creator is not involved.
A recap and analysis of the Survivor Game Changers finale and reunion, and the entire season, which lacked a coherent storyline.
A review of PBS’ Victorian Slum House, aka BBC’s The Victorian Slum, a living history show that has its participants experience extreme poverty.
As Survivor Game Changers ends tonight, another season has just concluded filming, and will be previewed in some form during the finale, when we’ll learn about the fall season of the CBS show: Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers. Here’s what we know so far about the new season, which will air fall 2017. Survivor 35’s title… continue reading
I attempt to guess how members of the Survivor Game Changers jury will vote, and compete against friends at RHAP, Inside Survivor, and True Dork Times.
History is changing its reality competition Alone so that the contestants are no longer alone, but will compete in teams of two.
The Bachelorette, Love Connection, and Beat Shazam are all debuting, as Survivor Game Changers, First Dates, and Dancing with the Stars conclude.
MTV’s The Real World debuted on May 21, 1992, starting a television revolution that has lasted for a quarter century and shows no sign of stopping.
The Survivor 35 theme has been leaked online, and it is Survivor Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers, with three tribes presumably divided by profession.
Bachelorette season 13 contestant Bryce Powers answered one of his biographical questions with a transphobic answer that has now been deleted.
Everything we learned about broadcast network plans for fall 2017 reality TV—and those plans are very similar to last year’s schedules.
Sig Hansen was arrested for assaulting an Uber driver and damaging the driver’s car. The Seattle Police Department released its full report.
A reconsidered review of Iron Chef Gauntlet, on which Top Chef Stephanie Izard may become Iron Chef Stephanie Izard this Sunday.